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Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska
Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska

Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm.

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered an Ohio utility to stop dumping dangerous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and speed cleanup of the site.

Hearing for Iowa teen who killed rapist moved to January

Hearing for Iowa teen who killed rapist moved to January

A judge has set a hearing for January to consider whether to order prison for an 18-year-old sex-trafficking victim who killed her rapist in Iowa and pleaded guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter and willful injury.

Iowa house fire that killed 4 children blamed on power strip

Iowa house fire that killed 4 children blamed on power strip

Fire officials say a house fire that killed four children in northern Iowa was caused by an electrical power strip.

Iowa Gov. Reynolds named to lead Republican governors group

Iowa Gov. Reynolds named to lead Republican governors group

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been elected to lead the Republican Governors Association as she increases her national political profile days after she easily won a second term as governor.

4 children killed, 2 others injured in Iowa house fire

4 children killed, 2 others injured in Iowa house fire

A house fire left four children dead and two people injured in northern Iowa.

Lawsuit accuses largest US meat producers of wage fixing

Lawsuit accuses largest US meat producers of wage fixing

A class-action federal lawsuit is accusing 11 of the United States’ largest beef and pork producers of conspiring to depress wages and benefits for its workers.

Former Trump adviser to lead Iowa Gov. Reynolds' staff

Former Trump adviser to lead Iowa Gov. Reynolds' staff

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has chosen a former Trump administration State Department official to serve as her chief of staff.

Appeals court ruling keeps Biden student debt plan on hold

Appeals court ruling keeps Biden student debt plan on hold

President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers lost another battle in court on Monday when a federal appeals court panel agreed to a preliminary injunction halting the program while an appeal plays out.

Book award finalists are 'debut novelists' in name only

Book award finalists are 'debut novelists' in name only

Three of this year's fiction finalists for the National Book Awards are first-time novelists, at least officially.

Election Day saw few major problems, despite new voting laws

Election Day saw few major problems, despite new voting laws

Heading into this year’s midterms, voting rights groups were concerned that restrictions in Republican-leaning states triggered by false claims surrounding the 2020 election might jeopardize access to the ballot box for scores of voters.